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CFM Welcomes Kansas City Zoo as New Conservation Partner

Jefferson City, Mo. – September 21, 2016 –
The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) is pleased to welcome the Kansas City Zoo as the organization’s newest business alliance partner. The Kansas City Zoo, with its world-class exhibits and exceptional programs, attracts visitors from around the world and families close to home to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the natural world and each other.

“As a Kansas City native, some of my earliest outdoor memories were made at the Kansas City Zoo. It is second to none in showcasing the importance of conservation and preservation of wildlife to Kansas City and Missouri individuals and families,” said Rehan Nana, director of corporate relations of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. “We look forward to showcasing the Kansas City Zoo’s notable exhibits to those who love wildlife and the outdoors both in Missouri and worldwide.”

The Kansas City Zoo has been the premiere zoological resource for Kansas City citizens since 1907. With its constantly updated wildlife exhibits, the Kansas City Zoo boasts a variety of learning opportunities for people of all ages. The Kansas City Zoo was honored in “America’s Best Zoos 2008” as one of the top 60 zoos in the United Sates and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits.” and ranked in the top 10 in the nation for “Australian Animals and Exhibits” and for “Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos.” In addition, famed ape expert Jane Goodall complimented that Kansas City has “one of the finest chimpanzee exhibits in North America.” In fact, “America’s Best Zoos 2008” ranked the Kansas City Zoo as the No. 1 zoo in the nation to see both chimpanzees and kangaroos.

“Zoological parks, together with museums and libraries advance culture and knowledge, providing the opportunity for visitors to step back and look in awe at the wonders of our natural world,” said Josh Hollingsworth, membership and marketing manager for the Kansas City Zoo.” Zoos are uniquely capable of bringing families together and
transmitting educational information between generations. Visitors become part of a conservation discussion that identifies environmental challenges while brainstorming potential solutions.”

The Kansas City Zoo will have a new column in CFM’s statewide publication, Conservation Federation, featuring new and exciting exhibits. For current exhibits and information, visit the Kansas City Zoo’s website HERE.

To learn more about CFM’s Business Alliance program, visit our website HERE or contact Rehan Nana at 573-634-2322 or RNana@confedmo.org.

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